I didn’t really have expectations for MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer. I suppose it’s fair to call me a cynic when “longwear” and “concealer” are used in the same sentence. Concealers for me are always on either side of the spectrum — too moisturizing (often crease city) or too drying (no creasing but Sahara under the eyes). MAC’s Pro Longwear has completely redefined the spectrum! It is a full-coverage, long-wearing lightweight formula that does not crease (at all!) It’s easily the most versatile concealer I have in my arsenal, and I’ve been testing this one six ways to Sunday.
My favorite way to use this is to place a small pump of concealer to the back of my hand and apply with my MAC 224 brush (any fluffy tapered brush will work). You can use your fingers, but since it is such a full coverage formula the brush lightens it up and helps avoids any denseness. The pump is finnicky and sputs out too much product, so I just use the excess to cover redness on the face, usually around my nose. It’s also the perfect concealer to layer — both over or under — I find I’m using other correctors and brighteners over it and getting better results because it doesn’t crease!
I think this is a fabulous concealer at an equally fabulous price point — $16.50. Let us know if you’ve tried this and what you thought as well!